Bush Ignores Laws He Inks, Vexing Congress
By LAURIE KELLMAN The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 27, 2006; 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday defended President Bush's frequent use of special statements that claim authority to limit the effects of bills he signs, saying the statements help him uphold the Constitution and defend national security.
Senators weren't so sure.
"It's a challenge to the plain language of the Constitution," said Arlen Specter, a Republican whose Senate Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the issue. "There is a sense that the president has taken signing statements far beyond the customary purview."
[a lotta talk and no action ...]
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
. . when you can just ignore the entire principle of Checks and Balances?